Intervention research: establishing fidelity of the independent variable in nursing clinical trials.

@article{Stein2007InterventionRE,
  title={Intervention research: establishing fidelity of the independent variable in nursing clinical trials.},
  author={Karen F Stein and Judy T Sargent and Nicholas Rafaels},
  journal={Nursing research},
  year={2007},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={54-62}
}
BACKGROUND Internal validity of a randomized clinical trial of a nursing intervention is dependent on intervention fidelity. Although several methods have been developed, evaluating audio or audiovisual tapes for prescribed and proscribed interventionist behaviors is considered the gold standard test of treatment fidelity. This approach requires development of a psychometrically sound instrument to meaningfully categorize and quantify interventionist behaviors. OBJECTIVE To outline critical… CONTINUE READING

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